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JetBlue Is Getting Into the Venture Capital Business

JetBlue Airways said on Thursday it launched a venture capital unit that would invest in technology startups in the travel and hospitality industry.

The company has set aside a “multi-million dollar investment” to start funding ideas that have the “right strategic fit,” Bonny Simi, the president of the unit, told Reuters on Wednesday. 105 more words

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If Ratan Tata was a 26-year-old entrepreneur...

During his five-decade-long career, Ratan Tata has seen and run traditional businesses ranging from salt to steel, information technology to automobiles. At 78, he has also managed to reinvent himself from a storied industrialist to one of the most active participants in India’s young startup ecosystem—with… 863 more words

Why You Shouldn't Build Your Startup in Silicon Valley—And Where to Do It Instead

Every young programmer has their sights set on Silicon Valley. In the minds of recent college graduates and enthusiastic technical-minded entrepreneurs, the steps are as simple as 1) go there, 2) be the next Mark Zuckerberg.  1,535 more words

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On Tech Startups

This is Jane’s opinion piece on tech startups. The post can be formal or informal. The important aspect of this post is that the content is rich. 27 more words

Jane Thinks

Get $500K For Your Startup By Moving to Ohio

A nonprofit group is reportedly giving $500,000 to females and minorities who move their startup headquarters to Ohio.

JumpStart has created a $10 million seed fund to invest in burgeoning tech companies led by groups underrepresented in the industry, according to… 216 more words

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Plunging loonie could be boon for startups seeking investment

TORONTO – Industry watchers say the tumbling loonie is a blessing in disguise when it comes to Canadian startups and the innovation economy as U.S. venture capitalists look to make their investments go further. 496 more words

Canada

Where the streets have no name: The Dubai startup shaking up shipping and ecommerce in the Middle East

First published on ZDNet.

In a region where there’s no mailman, one startup thinks it’s cracked the business of parcel delivery – thanks to some smart tech. 1,014 more words

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